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Calton Hill, Edinburgh

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Part of the city’s World Heritage-listed area, the grassy slopes of Calton Hill offer panoramic views of the surrounding region. Visible from this observation point are the city’s main shopping district and the historic Edinburgh Castle. Easily accessible on foot or by car, the hill is home to several historic memorials and buildings, including the National Monument and the City Observatory. On the steep southern slope of the hill you can also visit the Scottish Parliament building, Holyrood Palace, and the old Royal High School. The venue for a number of special events throughout the year, the hill is a popular picnic spot for both locals and passing travelers. PutCalton Hill into our Edinburgh trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The last afternoon of our trip found us making the trek up Carlton Hill Wow is all I can say I love the outside, I’m not a city person, so to have this huge open sky space to go walk in, to see... 
    The last afternoon of our trip found us making the trek up Carlton Hill Wow is all I can say I love the outside, I’m not a city person, so to have this huge open sky space to go walk in, to see...  more »
  • Beautiful place in Edinburgh… easy access by walk…. But there are many steps to climb… the views from this place are breathtaking specially the sunset…. is a free attraction. 
    Beautiful place in Edinburgh… easy access by walk…. But there are many steps to climb… the views from this place are breathtaking specially the sunset…. is a free attraction.  more »
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  • Second best place to visit in Edinburgh! Great view of the city and lots of monuments on the hill. The best place to take an afternoon walk with a coffee.
  • Really nice walk. Beautiful views, but when we went there it was very windy. A lot of people taking pictures, so if you want one you need to wait in a queue.

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